The Primary Race Is Almost Over In Texas, Except For The Runoffs
It's just about over for most candidates running in the Republican and Democrat primaries in Texas. With Election Day being Tuesday, today has been the last chance for most candidates to knock on a few more doors, meet with a few more citizens over coffee, and sell their vision to the voters.
And for most, it will all be over on Tuesday. For campaigns that kicked off prior to December, it has been an all out sprint to the finish since January 3rd with candidates attending forums, debates, and interviews just about every week since. Many campaigns will be over on Tuesday and in some races, some well-known names will be out. As the Texas Tribune put it, the race in the Republican Primary for Texas Attorney General will see some big names lose out.
No matter how the Texas primaries shake out on Tuesday, voters will send some well-known politicians packing.
It’s cutting time.
The Republican race for attorney general might be the best example, with three candidates who’ve been elected statewide and an East Texas congressman who’s familiar to anyone with a cable TV subscription.
Locally, the race for House District 84 will be the key race to watch. Three of the four candidates for 84 in the Republican Primary are credible candidates and the conventional wisdom is that there will be a runoff. For David Glasheen and Carl Tepper, the last few weeks have been bruising while Kade Wilcox has seemingly struggled to stay part of the conversation at times.
House District 84 won't be the only campaign with a possible May runoff. Many campaigns in Tuesday's election could find themselves campaigning until May.
One way or the other, we will all find out tomorrow night.